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 Bill Status of SB1309  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  WORKERS' COMP-VARIOUS

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Michael Connelly

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
5 ILCS 140/7.5
720 ILCS 5/17-10.4 new
720 ILCS 5/17-10.5
820 ILCS 305/1from Ch. 48, par. 138.1
820 ILCS 305/4from Ch. 48, par. 138.4
820 ILCS 305/8from Ch. 48, par. 138.8
820 ILCS 305/8.1b
820 ILCS 305/8.2
820 ILCS 305/8.2a
820 ILCS 305/8.7
820 ILCS 305/14from Ch. 48, par. 138.14
820 ILCS 305/19from Ch. 48, par. 138.19
820 ILCS 305/25.5
820 ILCS 305/29.2


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from public inspection certain information collected by the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission from self-insureds and papers, documents, reports, or evidence relevant to a workers' compensation fraud investigation conducted by the Department of Insurance. Amends the Criminal Code of 2012 regarding workers' compensation fraud penalties. Amends the Workers' Compensation Act. Makes changes concerning: accidental injuries that shall not be considered to be "arising out of and in the course of the employment"; the maximum compensation rate for a period of temporary total incapacity; wage differential benefits to professional athletes; limitations on the number of chiropractic, occupational therapy, or physical therapy visits an injured worker may receive for injuries; compensation awards for injuries to the shoulder and hip; the maximum allowable payment for certain service categories; the assignment and reassignment of arbitrators to hearing sites; the creation of an evidence based drug formulary; additional compensation awards where there has been a vexatious delay of authorization of medical treatment; annual reports on the state of self-insurance for workers' compensation in Illinois; and other matters. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/9/2017SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Michael Connelly
  2/9/2017SenateFirst Reading
  2/9/2017SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/15/2017SenateAssigned to Judiciary
  3/1/2017SenateTo Subcommittee on Tort Reform
  3/17/2017SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

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